Find & delete downloads

Downloaded files on your Android device are usually in the Downloads app.

Note: Some of this information may not apply to all devices because Android isn't exactly the same on every device. This page was written for devices with Android 4.4 and up. See what version of Android you have.

Find & open your downloaded files

  1. Open your list of apps Apps menu.
  2. Open the Downloads app downloads
  3. You'll see a list of downloaded files. To sort by name, date, or size, touch Sort by  .
  4. Touch an item to open it.

Delete files

  1. Open the Downloads app downloads
  2. Touch and hold an item.
  3. Touch Delete .

Share, print, save to Drive, and more

Here are a few things you can do in the Downloads app:

  1. Open the Downloads app downloads
  2. To share, touch and hold the item, then touch Share .
  3. For other actions like printing or adding to Google Drive, touch the item to open it and look in the top right corner for more options.

Music, movies, and other content

When you download content like music, TV shows, or books to access while you're offline, you usually won't see this content in the Downloads app. Instead, you can find your content in the app where you downloaded it. For example, here's how to find downloaded content from Google Play Movies & TV app.

Transferring files to a computer

When your device is connected to a computer, look in the Download folder on the computer to view files available in the Downloads app. You can view and copy files from this folder.

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